The second season of American Crime Story is finally here, with even more crime than the first.
As with The People v. OJ Simpson, showrunner Ryan Murphy takes viewers through a high-profile crime from the 1990s with The Assassination of Gianni Versace. The first episode of the nine-episode series opens with the famed fashion designer’s murder and icludes emotional breakdowns, a high-stakes police chase and Darren Criss in his underwear.
In other words, this premiere is not to be missed. Here’s what you need to know to catch The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story tonight.
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“The Blacklist” (8 p.m., NBC): When Red goes on the hunt for a legendary treasure, he draws the attention of Abraham Stern (guest star Nathan Lane), a cunning manipulator who has devoted his life — and the lives of many innocents — to recovering the fortune that is his birthright. Meanwhile, Liz’s quest sends her down a dark path, leading her to study the methods of one of the Blacklist’s most dangerous criminals.
“Riverdale” (8 p.m., The CW): Tensions mount when the sudden shut down of Southside High forces Jughead and his fellow serpents to transfer to Riverdale High. Veronica ensures Hiram and Hermoine that she’s still on board with their plans for SoDale. Archie
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I had completely forgotten Andrew Cunanan. But now, Ryan Murphy’s latest offering in his anthology drama, American Crime Story, is dredging up the ugly memories. Thanks for that, Ryan.
If you know the name, it’s because Cunanan is the spree killer who assassinated Italian fashion prince Gianni Versace, who was shot at the gates of his Miami Beach mansion on July 15, 1997, as he returned from his usual morning coffee-and-paper run to the News Cafe just down Ocean Drive.
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Versace, who died at 50, was the last victim of Cunanan.
During nearly three months in the summer of 1997, Cunanan killed five men (besides Versace, they were
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The latest iteration of FX and Ryan Murphy’s anthology drama “American Crime Story” differs in a dramatic way from its predecessor, “The People v. O.J. Simpson.”
This time, we see the murder.
Murphy calls “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” a “manhunt thriller.”
The iconic fashion designer was gunned down in front of his mansion in Miami’s South Beach neighborhood in 1997 by 27-year-old Andrew Cunanan. Described at the time as a “gigolo” by Martha Orth, whose book the series is based on, Cunanan had already been on a killing spree that landed him on the FBI’s most-wanted list.
Since Cunanan would take his own life before authorities were able to arrest him, “ACS” tries to examine why Versace became a target. Murphy insists the term “assassination” is accurate, although some would label Cunanan a psychopath and serial killer.
“’Assassination’ has a political overtone, and I think it denotes somebody who is taking the life of
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